Book Blurb :
Sometimes even outcasts can earn forgiveness.
Thrust into a nightmare, Thea thinks all hope is lost, until an unexpected rescue by three strangers. Forget returning to her old life though, because not only does a psycho vampire want her back, a trio of wolves wants to claim her as their mate.
What started out as a search for his missing sibling, turns into a rescue mission of a woman who makes his inner beast howl. Trent knows it wrong to want his dead brother’s mate, but he can’t help himself, and neither can his friends. However, danger stalks the one they want and they’ll have to face true evil before they can set her free.
And for an outcast wolf, the path to redemption is lonely. Can Jaxon ever atone enough to be welcomed back to his pack and into the arms of the woman he loves?
This book, the third of Eve Langlais’ Pack series, starts with the end of the previous one, from Jaxon’s perspective, Bailey’s younger mate. He was not strong enough when Roderick, the abomination half vampire-half werewolf, started to control him; however, in the end, when Roderick threatened Bailey and her other mates, he finds the power he needed to save her and the rest of her mates.
When Thea meets David, she thinks he is perfect … but she soon realizes that she is wrong. However, with a baby on the way, she makes excuses for his behavior. Until she discovers that there is something evil controlling him.
Trent is on the hunt trying to find his missing brother. He finds Jaxon and allies with him in his search, because he realizes that they’re both looking for the same target … Roderick.
Kept prisoner, Thea is losing hope. She discovers that she is a dormant wolf and sees how Roderick makes David kill himself.
I totally loved the scene where Trent, with his two friends, Darren and Marc, and Jaxon, are coming to save Thea and search for David.
Just in case, he was ready to go furry, stripped naked with his clothes tucked up a tree. Someone with a video camera would have a blast if they saw him tiptoeing through the underbrush, his man parts swinging free. Lycans, though, would think nothing of it, because nudity was a regular part of life. After all, the budget for new clothes only went so far.
So, naked as the day of his birth, he waited for the signal. Darren and Marc also waited in their own spots, silent and covered in a hunter’s perfume—a.k.a. fucking animal piss, which made his eyes burn—to mask their scent.
See a neck? Bite down hard. Feel movement? Duck. Catch one trying to tuck tail and run? Pounce and take him down.
And this following scene is hilarious. Some men are simply stupid:
Marc: “She ran away from me.” He sounded incredulous. “I thought when you rescued a damsel they were supposed to throw themselves at the man and thank them for being their hero? A nice thank-you kiss? Or a promise of a bj for later?”
Darren: “You’re an idiot. The girl is terrified and here we are, naked as the fucking day we were born, wolves all over the place, covered partially in blood. I’d be freaking, too.”
Marc: “That’s because somewhere down the line, one of your ancestors fucked a pussy.”
I loved Darren from the start, especially after his conversation with Marc. He is the perfect man every woman dreams of. But upon reading what he thinks after the realization that he has just found his mate, made me love him even more.
They were strangers. All he knew currently was her name—and the fact she possessed a wicked wiggle—but their stranger status didn’t bother him. Part of the excitement involved getting to know her and finding out what fate had in store. First, though, he’d have to aid her in getting over her abduction and abuse.
And as if he weren’t perfect enough, here you have their first conversation.
“Why are you doing this?” she asked, her voice low so as to not carry.
“Doing what?” he asked, keeping his answer short so as to not waste breath.
“Carrying me? Risking your life?”
Was it too soon to say because he intended to claim her as his forever? Probably. “You’re not that heavy. And I’ve always wanted to be a hero.”
“Heroes save princesses. I’m not that special.”
“I beg to differ. My name, by the way, is Darren.
And this is only the start. I think I just found my dream lover.
Well, back to the story, the men have to protect Thea. They can’t go back to the pack; Nathan, their temporary alpha, declared them rogue for leaving; so the only way of keeping her safe is to kill Roderick. Easier said than done. Here comes Marc with a good idea … they could find a vampire to ask, though they couldn’t be happy with the attention he gets, especially if they are a so secretive society.
Marc is not the only one who considers this, Jaxon does too.
I’ve been looking while tracking the undead fucker. But it’s not like I can post an ad saying ‘Hey, vampire dudes, lonely werewolf looking for tips on killing your kind.’
Dana, Nathan’s mate, it’s not thrilled with the idea.
“Oh, yes. I can see that working. Hey, vampire dudes, alpha wolf wants to meet to discuss how to kill your kind. P.S.: BYOB. Bring your own blood.”
They soon come to realize that Marc is controlled by Roderick, but they need to destroy the abomination.
In the end, they follow every step the vampire tells them to do. But is Roderick dead? And who is the woman captive we read about in the epilogue? I’m sure she is the heroine of the next book of the series, and I can’t wait to read it. Man, if only I could travel in time to get the book …
I admit that at first I didn’t like Thea, because it seemed to be just a weak woman who accepts her abuse and does nothing. There are so many women like this in the world that there’s no need for characters like her. In the present day, women are strong enough to fight for what they want and claim their freedom, so they shouldn’t wait to be rescued … the rescue might never come. But Thea slowly redeems herself; I wouldn’t expect anything else from my favorite writer Eve Langlais. Her heroines are always strong and powerful and have wonderful, awesome, potent and attractive heroes. Like Darren—did I already said that he is my dream lover?
I loved this line when Thea is about to claim her second mate, Darren, while her first, Trent, is there with them:
Good girls didn’t sleep with two guys. However, she’d always wondered if bad girls had more fun.
While we love Darren from the start, Trent is different. He starts his search assuming that in the end he will find David, his little brother, and that everything will be fine. However, that is not going to happen. When he discovers the truth from Thea, he is shocked and acts like a jerk because he doesn’t understand how his brother could have all the bad qualities Thea tells him of. Trent knew David was weak, but they shared the same blood. And now that he found his mate in Thea, who is carrying his nephew, he doesn’t want to be the second.
To go where his brother had already gone.
Still, from time to time, he frees the sensible guy who is within so he is ultimately redeemed too. And he simply loves Thea so he cannot resist her. Yummy, but I still prefer Darren.
And Jaxon gets his forgiveness he was searching for.
5 couples and looking forward to read the fourth book. Will it be the last one of the series? Please, Eve share your secret.
Pubisher : Self Published
Source : Purchased
Released : July 20 2012
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